The Insurance Institute of Kentucky is a non-profit corporation dedicated to educating, supporting, and assisting the Kentucky insurance consumer, market, and industry.

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Amicus Briefs

From time to time, IIK will file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in cases which could have an impact on insurance law in Kentucky. We have developed a set of procedures for the filing of amicus curiae briefs in cases which merit IIK involvement and we have set aside funds for that purpose.

Members or other interested parties who would like to propose a case may do so by sending an application to us at

The application form and the memorandum outlining the policies and procedures for filing amicus briefs as approved by IIK membership are shown below:


IIK and Eastern Kentucky University’s Risk Management and Insurance Program for the past several years have collaborated in offering CLE/CE seminars for attorneys and claims professionals. We tentatively plan to do so again in 2017, and we will announce topics and dates when they are finalized later. Please feel free to contact Executive Director Mark Treesh if you would like to be placed on the mailing list for future seminars.

Insurance 101

IIK has produced a program containing information on the basics of insurance as well as a brief look at a some key issues that affect insurance consumers. This program, called Insurance 101, has been distributed on a flash drive which is available free of charge upon request. Just click here to ask for one.

Insurance 101

Insurance 101 is also available here on the website. Just click here to take a quick tour.

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EKU Paper Competition

IIK sponsored a scholarship completion for Eastern Kentucky University students who submitted a paper on a topic related to property and casualty or life insurance. The scholarship award winners were announced at the Annual EKU Robert B. Morgan Insurance Conference on April 5, 2016.

First place winner Sarah Smith won a $1,000 scholarship and Brianna Saylor won second place and a $500 scholarship. To learn more and to see the two winning papers just click here. Pictured above are EKU Insurance Program Director Burke Christensen, 2nd place winner Brianna Saylor, 1st place winner Sarah Smith, IIK Executive Director Mark Treesh, and EKU RMI Professor Siwei Gao.

Results from prior competitions can be seen at the links for 2015, 2014, and 2013.